POL2013 - Specialization in Political Science: International Relations


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

The course builds on POL1000 and offers a more comprehensive treatment of common theories of international politics. An introduction to the most important paradigms or schools of thought in international politics is offered. Who are the most important actors in international politics, and what characterizes the relationship between and among them? The theories will be illustrated by historical as well as contemporary examples.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have knowledge about what affects the relationship between different actors (first and foremost, states) in the realm of International Politics and how this how this provides for both conflict and cooperation in international society.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • use the central theories and approaches to analyze current issue in the area of international politics.

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures per week in the first half of the semester.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: 3-hour written exam in week 9

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Provided at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
POL2003 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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